Last year’s first-ever Washington Christmas Tree Bonfire made for an inviting and warm evening. This year’s is Friday, Jan. 3.

Bonfire postponed

Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue and the town of Washington decided to postpone tonight’s Christmas Tree Bonfire for a week — until next Friday, Jan. 10 — due to the forecast for ultra-cold temps and continued gusty winds. […]

Christian McCracken and John Riedel prepare John’s goat for the meat goat show at this year’s CMR Farm Show. Photo courtesy John Riedel.
Kids and Family

4-H club shows well at CMR

The CMR Farm Show, held July 11-15 in Culpeper, was a great success, as 4-H and FFA members from Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties came to show their various livestock projects and display them to the public. […]

First-place winner Gabe Beroza (left) and seventh-place winner Grayson Galeone pose with their respective trophies and Galeone’s Wakefield-sponsored Super Stock car. Courtesy photo.
From the Rappahannock News

Big day at the Derby

Rappahannock County’s youngest racecar drivers made a strong showing at last weekend’s 10th annual Culpeper Soap Box Derby, with six of the county’s 14 competitors bringing home trophies — including first place in the Super Stock division. […]

Photo by Joyce Harman

The Rapp for June 27

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday moves to the Public House, “Oysters for Life” joins the July 4th activities, “Copperhead” screens at Culpeper’s State Theatre, the Public House becomes a TripAdvisor top pick, RAAC announces its Mitchell Arts Fund winners and Gray Ghost wins more gold medals in this week’s Rapp column. […]

Kirsten Keyser works on her aerodynamics as her Soap Box Derby car, sponsored by the Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Department — and one of 16 cars and drivers sponsored by Rappahannock organizations — is inspected before this weekend’s race in Culpeper. Courtesy photo.

The Rapp for June 20

Meet the director of the new Civil War movie “Copperhead,” catch the fireworks at the county’s 4th of July show and Castleton Festival, honoring the many Hospice volunteers and more things to do this weekend in this week’s Rapp column. […]